The red-brick Keskuslaboratorio building is surrounded by tall pine trees.
Photograph of the Keskuslaboratorio area from the east.Photo: City of Espoo

Changing the KCL area into a residential block

Local detailed plansTapiola

The amendment to the local detailed plan will facilitate the construction of new housing units and commercial, service and work facilities in Otaniemi to replace the KCL laboratory building, which is to be demolished, and an old industrial building. Proposal is available for public review 27.12.2022–25.1.2023.

Plan name


Area number


Type of land use plan

Local detailed plan amendment


Preparation phase


Private landowner

Additional information

The plan is to construct a residential block with bottom-floor commercial premises, similar to city centres. Furthermore, a potential aim is to construct hybrid buildings, which may contain more commercial, service and work facilities on the lower floors and homes on the upper floors.

The amendment area is located in a highly visible spot when arriving in Otaniemi, near the corner of Miestentie and Tekniikantie. To the southeast, the area is bordered by Kehä I, Hagalundintie. It is part of Hagalundinkallio development area.

Read more about the preparation and content of the plan on the project webpage in Finnish

You can find current information about the progress of a plan on the plan webpage in Finnish. For more information, you can contact the planners. You can participate in the planning process by submitting an opinion during the preparation stage or an objection during the proposal stage.

What are the preparation stage, public review and proposal stage?

You can read more about the process of detailed planning and resident participation on the page Detailed planning process in stages.

Read more about participation in planning from the page Participation is part of city planning.

Minna Järvenpää

Architect, Detailed Planning+358 43 8255187Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi

Jenny Asanti

Landscape Architect+358 40 6365495Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi

Olli Koivula

Planning Engineer, Traffic and transportation planning for detailed plans+358 46 8773003Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi
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